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>> mark binelli, contributing editor of "rolling stone" magazine who grew up in the detroit city area returns to send a history and the influx of artists, environmentalists and city planners who are we imaging the urban landscape. this is a little under an hour. [applause] >> well, it's thank you all for coming. i have to say first that i really honored that mark asked me to be part of this as a third world friends from ann arbor are we both went to college and the editors at the newspaper. i knew then that mark was from the area, like icann, but i didn't know of these intense interest in detroit history and the stories here and that leads me to my first question, which is what i do to want to write this book? i remember you calling me when you are starting to work on that you said to write about book about the jewish heard that since it is everybody. this is a different book than this the others are reading right now. >> i sensed that a little tiny bit with her not to lunch the first time. thank you first of all for doing this. i guess i've always been drawn to detroit as a topi
. detroit michigan. the city that is doing perfectly fine and needs absolutely no free outside help regarding the infrastructure. al will explain. >> government spending is out of control. take the hard hit city of detroit. they are trying trying to builda billion dollar bridge to canada even though they have the ambassador bridge. fortunately detroiters of all walks are taking a stand. soccer moms. >> detroit does not need another bridge. >> tea partyers. >> it's not just detroit it's michigan tasms. >> even the black panthers. we don't need a new bridge. we need to spend money on feeding the needy. no second bridge period. we don't need it, we don't want it. >> mo bridges, mo problems, am i right? no. canada is acting like it makes fiscal sense for the u.s. >> the old bridge won't last forever. we don't know how long it's going to last. two million u.s. jobs alone depend on the trade that that bridge carries. >> but you realize this is not the time for american taxpayers to be forced to pay for a new bridge. >> they are not forced to pay for a new bridge. canada is page for the br
. >> a teacher takes the state by skateboard. >> when they come here, they're surprised by what detroit has to offer. >>> and the wednesday buzz word. >>> and a truck, and a cow with his head story. a story with a bad joke built right in. >>> when you see this video, it will be obvious to you why this woman was seeking an order of protection from her exboyfriend. i must caution you, it will be disturbing to some. the man you see there is rashad green. the woman he is chases is his ex-girlfriend. notice how he is repeatedly punching her. when he first jumped up, watch again. the woman he first pushed out of the way is his grandmother. >> he is like a bull in a china shot right now. >> he is full of rage >> that's is seeing rage on camera. as you can see, they were left for a brief amount of time alone, he started saying something, and then he jumped up and attacked her, and police came back and in used the stun gun on him. who knows what he could have done to her. >> if i was the judge and jury, that's all the evidence you really need. right? it's all on video there. >> if he does this at th
. >>> finally tonight, our "making a difference" report is from detroit, which has faced an enormous economic struggle and lost a quarter of its population over the last decade or so. but some who remain are fighting back with a new creativity that's beginning to show results. nbc's ron mott on one program where ideas begin with a bowl of soup. >> reporter: signs of better times are all over detroit. abandoned factories, troubling messages, marring a city many believe is simply out of gas. and yet every month, a building left for dead fills up. >> welcome to detroit soup. >> reporter: breathing the life of a comeback spirit. centered around that bowl of goodness mom promised would make us feel better. for 5 bucks, attendees also get salad, bread, and, most appetizing, a vote. a say in which company wins the modest proceeds of the evening from this nonprofit, spoonful by spoonful. amy is sort of a soup chef in charge. >> i think it's a chance to draw people together, share ideas over a simple meal and hear how people really want to help continue to revitalize the city. >> reporter: projects li
flying back from detroit on monday as the city flew over the beautiful city in the bay area we all in the giants family wish we could go door to door to blow kirbs to every one of you to return the unconditional love you provided us selling out all 89 home games and all the wonderful fanses, and i see some of you that traveled withed team, road warriors to make road games feel like home games. you inspired us. we know you filled this plaza on sunday when we were in detroit. we know you cheer friday your couches at home, from your neighborhood street parties and then throughout october with the city we lit up the city. it was a washid orange from coit tower to the ferry building to right here at city hall. what can we take away from our 2012 giants? i believe we can take away life lessons. vuch teachable moments for our children and our team did face challenges and whether facing injuries or newly acquired players or facing elimination game one after another. what were the life lessons? never give up no matter how high the mountain is to climb. have integrity and conduct
american league detroit tigers. you ready? the detroit tigers -- they are? audience: out of here! >> you never disappoint. here is my partner mike. >> well, we have become an organization of expertation. there's expectation when you win a championship in 2010 and there is expectation when you get in that ballpark everyday and it's over flowing with your love and affection and there is purity in the formula that this organization goes about trying to meet those standards of excellence. it starts with the fans of historians that we call investors that kept us here in san francisco and goes to the front office comprised of men and women dedicating their lives to this team and goes to baseball operations and the fierce -- the fierce, the ferocious drive of brian saibian and his staff and the most storied manager in san francisco giants history and his teachers and coaches and on to the training and medical staff, but inevitably it will always draw right on the backs of the men who have numbers on their backs. it's up to them to forge together a chemistry that allows them to believe in one
and applause] that's better. the detroit tigers. and that can only happen in the greatest city in the world, san francisco! [cheers and applause] >> "san francisco, open your golden gate". (music). [cheers and applause] "san francisco, when i get home again i'm coming home". [cheers and applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome giants' announcer renel brooks moon. >> what's up everybody? hello san francisco giants fans. [cheers and applause] how are you doing? this is so nice. we had to do it twice; right? thank you all for coming out today. and ladies and gentlemen it is my honor to welcome you to the official city celebration honoring your 2012 world series champions san francisco giants. now, as we gather together as a community today to celebrate this joyous occasion we do want to take a moment first to recognize those impacted by hurricane sandy and mourn the lives loft from this disaster. of course the giants share a deep history with new york and our prayers go out to everyone on the east coast affected by this disaster and the red cross in those regions they really nee
on a growing threat to the country's infrastructure-- aging sewer systems. >> in detroit, there are 3,500 miles of sewer lines, some of them dating back to the mid 19th century, the crumbling pipes offer a glimpse at a huge national engineering challenge that is largely unseen and unappreciated. >> woodruff: and ray suarez examines the changing face of cable television as al jezeera, the pan arab news giant, buys current tv, a television channel founded by al gore. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: on this third day of the new year, the u.s. congress
. what's rolling out of the detroit auto show, plus volkswagen's great expectations. that's after the break. we are peeking under the hood of this year's auto show in detroit. general motors debuted its new 2014 corvette stingray, its newest model of the corvette since 2005. gm kicked off the show with an optimistic outlook for the coming year. the automaker said sales are projected to grow in the u.s. and asia. meanwhile, cadillac received praise when its "ats" sedan was named car of the year. expect more releases this week from toyota and lexus. volkswagon is attempting to stay on track with its aggressive plan to dominate the auto industry in a few years. but recently, it hit some speedbumps in europe. jonathan browning, ceo of volkswagen of america, joins us this morning from the detroit auto show. good morning. last year was a great year for sales, but sales were stronger in china than in europe, your own backyard. is that a part of the strategy to become the number one automaker? > > it is a great place to start the year here. really a lot of energy in detroit, and a great p
of the detroit auto show. plus caught on tape. the mother of all snowball fights and no pants day on the subway. what? you're watching "early today." . >>> stories making news this morning for you. the veterans administration is saying that 700 patients at the buffalo, new york v.a. medical center may have been exposed to hiv and hepatitis because of reuse of insulin pens. there's a small risk but the v.a. is offering free blood tests to rule out any infections. >>> today is the one month anniversary of the newtown school shootings that killed 26 people at sandy hook elementary. 200 people attend a meeting on sunday to discuss what to do with the school building in the future. >> new details released this morning from the royal palace. prince william and kate's baby is expected to be delivered in july. her condition has improved. >>> the white house has given a detailed response to petition calling for construction of a death star like in "star wars." the tongue in cheek response says the administration does not support quote blowing up planets. also it would cost too much it says and could be
of the detroit auto show. jay gray is there to give us a glimpse this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. a lot of good stuff here. it's all quiet here right now. that will change dramatically over the next several hours here in detroit. the motor city getting revved up for the start of this year's north american international auto show. it's one of the few times each year that the collective horsepower of the entire auto industry is inside one garage. that garage, the massive convention center in detroit where crews are putting the final polish on this year's north american international auto show. >> the show has it all. >> reporter: every size, every style, most every color, though many models come in a strong tint of green. >> that doesn't necessarily mean electric cars or hybrid cars, but what we're seeing is your typical gasoline-engine cars getting really good fuel economy. 30 and 40 miles per gallon. >> reporter: 50 new vehicles will be unveiled at this showing, including the new corvette, uncovered last night. >> that will be the star of the show. >> reporter: a close se
of players have tried to copy his style, wayne simmonds one of them. >> doc: he'll be saluted this detroit before the home opener. >> pierre: what a game sutter's played in his first ever regular season game for the penguins. power on power on face-offs. he's made things happen because of his grit. >> doc: with couturier. popped along. back to timonen. under the away from the forechecking sutter. taken on by brayden schenn. out to center. 25 from now, a pittsburgh power play to the last 20 seconds. letang able to play on to sutter. he's hit. across to paul martin. walked on out to center. the net is open. played off the boards. doubling back now is couturier. seven from now, malkin will be out of the penalty box. half a minute to go, regulation. the play off hartnell, carried on by brayden schenn. and offsides is called. >> pierre: these two teams will play five times. four more after this. the next one -- every one of those games is must-watch tv. the pressure and play here in philadelphia has been outstanding. everybody's been great. >> doc: it's been riveting to watch. reminiscent in th
sales ended 2012 on a strong note. chrysler had the best year among detroit's car makers, with sales jumping 21%. g.m rose 3.7%, and ford edged up 5%. toyota's 2012 sales rose a whopping 27 percent, and volkswagen dominated the european carmakers with a gain of 35%. wall street's new year rally didn't last long. the dow jones industrial average lost 21 points to close at 13,391. the nasdaq fell 11 points to close at 3100. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to jeff. >> brown: from one cliff to the next: where do we go from here? to look at the economic consquences of the deal reached this week, we're joined by: maya macguineas, president of the committee for a responsible federal budget at the new america foundation. she serves on the campaign to fix the debt, a group pushing congress to reach a broad deficit deal. doug holtz-eakin served on the council of economic advisers under george w. bush and as adviser to john mccain's presidential campaign. he's now president of the american action forum, a policy think tank. and robert reich served as bill clinton's secretar
to help stem the tide of escalating violence. ken is live in detroit, where he tracked down bratton and talked with him about his new role in oakland. ken? >> reporter: this was a surprise to us. while working on a story about the troubles shared by both police departments in oakland and here in detroit, we found the man many are turning to to try to save both departments. bill bratton is here in detroit, and he met with us this afternoon to tell us he's looking forward to working with oakland police chief howard jordan. >> i've known him for a period of time. and he is very open to the idea of bringing in outside assistance. he is the first to admit he doesn't have all the answers. but he's always willing to learn and try new things. and i applaud him for that. >> reporter: bratton is widely respected as a reformer. he happened to be in detroit today to meet with the mayor and police brass here to try to help them turn around their troubled department. detroit and oakland police are both being monitored by federal authorities over allegations of widespread misconduct. bratton says,
: charles? >> listen, michigan specifically detroit, a vast wasteland right now in so many different ways in part because unions ran the state into the ground. 47% of adult illiteracy, it's really sad. this is a crazy thing. unions are essentially saying, we don't care about the general populous, it's just all about us and it's going to back fire, i really think they're going to have two big zeros, back-to-back. >> neil: ben? >> the unions have basically no economic power in this country except in very limited rare circumstances like when working the at ports. they try to collect their money and use it to get political muscle and they're trying it this time. i think the days of the unions are passed. i have to say that, i'm a union member and i love my unions, i think in general the days of the unions are over, this is the kind of last hurrah for unions to trying to use up a political power play. 50 years from now if there still is an america, i pray there is, unions will be looked upon as sort of quaint artifacts. >> neil: adam. >> when the states are right to work states, that won't be
maker, volkswagen, sold more cars last year than ever before. the news comes as the detroit auto show opens its doors. >> car makers are pinning their hopes on the global and american markets. >> it it is the show no automaker can afford to miss. all the big players have gathered in detroit with their latest offerings. volkswagen is europe's largest carmaker. it has set itself an ambitious goal, to become the world's number 15 years from now. -- or number one five -- world number one five yeras from -- years from now. >> we have a large growth market. that means we are quite able offset the losses we are seeing in europe at the moment. >> the u.s. is the world's biggest market for new cars, followed closely by china, which has made up a lot of ground in recent years. europe is there, but the market is in crisis and sales have been falling since last year -- europe is third, but the market is in crisis and sales have been falling since last year. mercedes is hoping to wow the crowds in detroit with the world premiere of its new e-class line. >> we are optimistic. we have a whole raft o
of detroit, martin luther king jr. came to oakland and talked about the riot that had hit some of america's inner cities and the conditions that led to them. >> i can't say this is the last, i wish it was the last. but i am not able to predict what will happen. i can only say that there is a great deal of frustration and bitterness and dispair in the negro community and often this leads to actions that is suicidal. people often say unconsciously i would rather be dead than ignored and we see many of these suicidal tendencies in riots and all that can be done is for our nation to move on aggressively to get rid of the intolerable conditions. we have to condemn riots but as we condemn them we must be just at forthright many condemning the conditions that bring them into being and condemning the congress of our nation which can spend $80 million a day to fight a war which i consider an unjust one in vietnam and yet cannot even or refuses to pass a $44 million bill to get rid of rats and the ghettos of our nation. i think the culprit must be pointed out and the culprit in this situation is no
. >>> and neither rain nor snow nor sleet nor -- well, not feeling well kept a detroit postal worker from her job. debra ford retires tomorrow after 44 years without ever taking a sick day. she's payroll clerk at detroit's main post office. she'll be rewarded with an extra 5% in her pension. >> you don't see that kind of worker loyalty and dedication these days. that is a dying breed. tip my hat to her. i'm going the call out six sometime next week. >>> when we come back this morning, courage and recovery. a soldier talks about the unprecedented surgery that gave him, literally, a new set of arms. >>> also ahead, alex rodriguez at the center of another doping scandal. could this be a-rod's final strike? [ male announcer ] everyday thousands of people are choosing advil®. my name is taho and i'm a fish guy. it's a labor of love. it's a lot of labor and it's a lot of love. i don't need to go to the gym. my job is my workout. you're shoveling ice all day long. it's rough on the back. it's rough on the shoulders. i get muscle aches all over. advil® is great. pain and soreness is just out of the pic
days. ron savage of our fox affiliate in detroit has the story. >> the manhunt is on after his escape from the wayne county jail. rocky mar questions - marquez is clef yer dangerous. they switched identities according to the u.s. marshalls and marquez walked out with inmates scheduled for release. after eight months on the run he was arrested in metro detroit. he was found hiding out in a home in detroit. he has family members in detroit. he was wanted for jail escape and fraud and forgery and witness tamper misconduct involving withins and perjury and driving under the influ yence failure to stop. the u.s. deputy marshall rivera confirmed for me that his prelimary information is rocky marquez pulled the same stunt in detroit as in phoenix. he switched identities with another inmate and the wayne county deputies aloud him to walk out of the doors with other inmates. you need to order extra eggs for the faces of the jail staff. no one at the jail knew he was gone until 4:30 friday afternoon. that is six days after his escape. all of the information, regarding his escape in detroit comi
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